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Using this Grilled Shrimp Marinade makes all my shrimp recipes so flavorful. The ingredients are simple and makes a delicious summertime recipe that the whole family will love.

Grilled shrimp skewers on white rice on a black plate
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If loved our Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets or Grilled Shrimp Skewers then I know you will love this Grilled Shrimp Marinade. We use this marinade for a variety of seafood recipes because how easy it is to make.

We love the way grilled shrimp taste when it comes off the grill. The smoky flavor from the grill with the addition of the delicious marinade makes this my go-to recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Pantry Ingredients- I love this recipe because these spices and sauces I keep stocked because I use them in a variety of recipes. Which makes this marinade budget friendly.
  • Easy Prep Time – All the marinade ingredients combine easily in one bowl in a minutes.
  • Versatile – We love that this marinade can be used for a variety of meats and side dishes.

Ingredients

Grilled Shrimp Marinade ingredients - shrimp, salt, pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, italian seasoning, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard

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Seasoning Variations

Since you are making this marinade from scratch you can easily add in fresh herbs or other types of seasoning. We like to add in ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a kick of spice.

Fresh parsley, thyme, basil and oregano are great additions or substitutes for the Italian seasoning. We also have added in a tablespoon of honey for a hint of sweetness.

How to Make Grilled Shrimp Marinade

  • Step 1 – In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, kosher salt, black pepper, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Combining the marinade ingredinets in a bowl with a plate of raw shrimp
  • Step 2 – Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
Marinating shrimp in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Step 4 – Thread the shrimp on the skewers.
Marinated shrimp skewers on a plate
  • Step 5 – Place on the grill. Grill on each side for about two minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe Tips

  • Wooden Skewers – If you are grilling these shrimp on wooded skewers make sure to soak them in water before threading the shrimp on. This will prevent the skewers from burning while on the grill.
  • Marinating Shrimp – We recommend marinating the shrimp for at least an hour before cooking. This will give the shrimp the best flavor.
  • Cooking Shrimp –Cooking time will vary when cooking shrimp. If you prefer you can cook your shrimp directly on the grill grates or grill pan. You can even cook on a sheet pan lined with foil in the oven under the broil. We recommend flipping shrimp every 2 minutes to ensure that the shrimp is fully cooked.
Grilled shrimp skewers on a plate with fresh lemon slices

Serving Suggestions

Grilling shrimp is one of my favorite seafood recipes to cook. We love to serve with our favorite side dishes for a complete meal idea. Serve with Instant pot White Rice Recipe, Easy Caesar Salad Recipe, and Microwave Baked Potatoes for a delicious meal idea.

We have even made The Best Shrimp Tacos Recipe with this best shrimp marinade. Garnish the shrimp with lemon zest for a crowd pleasing meal.

Grilled shrimp skewers on white rice

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Know when Shrimp is Cooked

You will know that the shrimp is cooked when it is opaque and the inside of the shrimp is pink in color.

Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp just make sure to thaw according to the instructions on the package before grilling.

How to Store Leftover Grilled Shrimp

Store the leftover grilled shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Can I Make Marinade in Advance?

Yes, you can prepare the marinade up to a day in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Grilled Shrimp Marinade

5 from 1 vote
Using this Grilled Shrimp Marinade makes all my shrimp recipes so flavorful. The ingredients are simple and makes a delicious summertime recipe that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 213

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Thread the shrimp on the skewers.
  • Place on the grill. Grill on each side for about two minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 213kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 16g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 143mg, Sodium 713mg, Potassium 194mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 226IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 87mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    5 stars
    Quick dinner